we had such a fun and full weekend. between having a newborn, trying to sell our house and tyler's work - it feels like it's been a while since we've spent time at home, having good quality time together. we had a great mix of activities as well as down-time around the house (NOT working on a house project or cleaning for a showing). it was very refreshing...i'm really not ready for this weekend to end.
we started out friday afternoon baking this amazing spiced applesauce cake to take to a party. i had high hopes for this cake and it really was quite tasty. a fun fall cake full of cinnamon and cream cheese frosting...yum. by the end of the night it was devoured. riley loves to help and she is becoming more and more helpful. she held the mixer by herself, singing the whole time.
eminem and 80's rocker girl...dressed up for a party
chuck norris & unicorn girl
my little gal!
the only boys who dressed up
saturday morning walk on my favorite trail in the fall
saturday afternoon trick or treating downtown with friends and family
my sis rachel flew home to seattle from LA for the weekend and came up for a visit on saturday. she turns 25 this coming wednesday, so we ordered thai food and had brownies & ice cream for her. she got to meet sonja for the first time too...she is in love!
sunday morning pumpkin carving
sonja sat by observing
riley told us, "this is the scary face i want to carve on the pumpkin"
she counted out 12 pieces of candy she got yesterday
the necklace was a last-minute costume addition by riley
after a homemade chili dinner we trick-or-treated around the neighborhood for a bit, mostly to the neighbors we know. riley wanted to bring along a halloween card she got, which is what she's holding. we actually had so much fun trick-or-treating. she REALLY got into it and was running in between houses saying, "let's try that house over there, maybe they will have some candy". it was so cute and we all really enjoyed ourselves.
i don't have too many pictures of sonja and i'm trying to be better about taking more, but i have a hard time knowing how to photograph a newborn. she really is delightful though. she's almost 7 weeks old and is gaining weight like a champ, sleeping well and smiling and beginning to coo. riley couldn't be more sweet with her. tonight a woman gave riley an extra piece of candy for her baby sister and as we were walking away riley told me, "mommy i'm going to save that candy and when sonja is big i'm going to give it to her". very sweet. we are all adjusting, but sonja is making it fairly smooth.